Myanmar Junta Rearrests Freed Political Prisoners One Day after Freeing Them

Tatmadaw forces have rearrested political prisoners just a day after they were released on humanitarian grounds. The Irrawaddy reported that 11 of 38 political prisoners that were released from Meiktila Prison have been arrested again by police. The 11 rearrested …

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Myanmar Junta to Free More than 5000 Political Prisoners

The State Administration Council of Myanmar announced that it has remitted sentences of 1,316 political prisoners and closed 4,320 cases. Junta Commander-in-Chief of Defence Min Aung Hlaing, who was recently excluded from the upcoming ASEAN summit said that the releases …

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ASEAN Excludes Myanmar Army General Min Aung Hlaing from Upcoming Leaders’ Summit

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced on Oct. 16 that it will exclude Myanmar’s military chief from an upcoming leaders’ summit. After an emergency ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting on Oct. 15, the 10-member bloc said that it agreed …

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Deposed Myanmar President Claimed Junta Threatened Him to Hand Over Power

Ousted Myanmar president Win Myint has claimed that the Tatmadaw threatened him to resign from his post during the coup. Win’s lawyer Khin Maung Zaw testified that soldiers entered his client’s room and forced him to announce resignation due to …

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Myanmar Photographer Wins Bayeux War Reporting Prize

An unnamed photographer from Myanmar has won the Bayeux War Reporting Prize. Bayeux War Reporting Prize chairman and Franco-Iranian correspondent Manoocher Deghati said that the decision was unanimous among the jury.  The reason for the award was to highlight “the …

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ASEAN Ministers Consider Not Inviting Myanmar Junta to Summit

A special regional envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministers said they were in “deep discussions” about not inviting Myanmar’s Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing to the upcoming leaders’ summit later this month.  On Wednesday, Erywan Yusof, …

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UN Chief Stresses Need To Take Action in Myanmar

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General calls for unified regional and international action to prevent Myanmar’s crisis from escalating into a large-scale conflict and multi-faceted “catastrophe” in Southeast Asia and beyond.  In a report to the United Nations General Assembly circulated …

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